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Ardara News 1st December 2020

Outdoor Christmas Market Ardara has an outdoor market starting this Saturday 5th at 12 noon and again on Sunday 6th from 12 noon. Claire and her team could not have an indoor market this Christmas. There will be lots of pop-up stalls appearing in discrete locations around the town with loads of the usual Christmas…   ~~~~~~~~  

Updates 27th November 2020

Owenea FM Congratulations to Owenea FM, our local radio, on securing their new license. They go back broadcasting on Saturday December 19th. During this lockdown the local radio made a huge contribution to our lives and we thank all involved for their efforts. Their listenership has increased hugely in recent times and we hope that…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 17th November 2020

Christmas Lights Ardara will be lit up for Christmas! Preparations are taking place for the erection of the Christmas Lights on the streets of Ardara. Shane Mulreany and his team are organizing new lights and fittings for the task in hand. Michael Barrett is organizing the Christmas Tree on the Diamond and the Crib team…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 3rd November 2020

Covid-19 The community of Ardara continues to observe level 5 restrictions in a very real way. We hope all the effort will help to erase this terrible scourge from our community. Life has obviously been very affected in Ardara with no activity except a little building construction and farm work. Work is progressing on the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 20th October 2020

Covid-19 Ardara, like other communities, is experiencing difficulties with Covid 19. The community are doing a wonderful job in trying to contain the virus and hopefully we will all have the joy of a family Christmas with friends and family. Well done to the teachers, pupils and parents who have done a wonderful job keeping…   ~~~~~~~~  

Discovering the beauty on our own doorstep

A Donegal Man Puts Himself in the Eye of the Tourist A Special Feature by Matt Britton Having spent many years in the tourism industry I often wondered were we ignoring a very important market which was just staring us in the face? We focused very much on international markets over which we had very…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 6th October 2020

Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October 2020, has been cancelled. Donegal GAP Heritage and History Group plan to upload some virtual material relating to past events and projects on their social media platforms soon. Keep…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 29th September 2020

Sadness at Closure of Local Barber Shop The business community of Ardara are sad to hear that popular barber, Fiona Boyle, will be closing her Barber Shop in Ardara on October 8th. Fiona was a popular member of the business community and will be sadly missed in her Barber Shop opposite Kelly’s Pharmacy. With Fiona…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 22nd September 2020

River Bank Walk ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ are organising a River Bank Walk on Sunday 27th September at 12pm along the beautiful Owenea and returning through a forest clearing past the hidden Lough McHugh, along a much forgotten railway line and back to the bridge. €20 pp and children free accompanied by an adult…   ~~~~~~~~  

Slowey but Surely

Today sees the fantastic 4 take off from Maynooth in Co Kildare, cycling all the way back to Ardara, in aid of Cancer care West and the Kevin Bell Repatriation fund. Usually at the end of the summer there is a fundraising BBQ held in the Corner House with great food, music and atmosphere, but…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 7th Sept 2020

Slowey but Surely Charity Cycle Each year since the death of Margaret Slowey her husband Gerard and the family have organised a barbecue in her honour to raise money for cancer and a local charity. That began in 2009 when Margaret died. Sadly, Gerard passed away in December, 2016 and since then the children Aine,…   ~~~~~~~~  


Roadworks Local Ardara based councillor Anthony Molloy has sent the following information to 1. The Carrickacleave road has got a finished road dressing in the past week and l will push for more work on that road in the next programme 2. Got the Wood Road to Monargan on the Roads Programme, particularly been…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 26th August 2020

Johnny Doherty Festival Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Johnny Doherty Festival has been cancelled. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver to Stephen at West End House, Ardara, Co.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 18th August 2020

Visitors Ardara is experiencing huge numbers of visitors from all over Ireland and all are welcome but social distancing must be observed at all times. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 11th August 2020

Face Masks On 10 August 2020, new public health laws (pdf) made appropriate face coverings mandatory for customers in: Shops, including pharmacies Shopping centres Libraries Cinemas and cinema complexes Theatres Concert halls Bingo halls Museums Nail salons Hair salons and barbers Tattoo and piercing parlours Travel agents and tour operators Laundries and dry cleaners Bookmakers Anyone who does…   ~~~~~~~~  

Summer Charity BBQ Cancelled

Big Summer Charity Barbecue Cancelled This year’s Charity Barbecue has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Instead, a charity fundraising event is planned for September. Further details will be published at a later date.   ~~~~~~~~  

Dancing at the Crossroads Cancelled

Dancing at the Crossroads Cancelled Dancing at the Crossroads, which was due to take place on Monday evening at 8pm, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. For other events visit our Wild Atlantic Festival page.   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 28th July 2020

Wild Atlantic Festival The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place from 1st to 8th August. We will comply with government regulations at all times. The main events include limited numbers on walks and open air music on the Diamond. Highlights will be the visit of the Wild Atlantic Women to the Diamond on Thursday night and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Owenea River Rest Opening Soon

We are Glad to announce that Ardara’s first ever glamping and motor home site is near completion, and are hoping to be taking bookings for August. With 4 individual Cabins with fantastic views over the River Owenea and surrounding scenery. They will be a perfect place to experience the calm and tranquility of south west…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 21st July 2020

Covid 19 – Special Thanks to Everyone Special thanks to everyone in Ardara and in the wider community for their wonderful efforts in restricting the Covid-19 Virus in our community. It was obvious at all times that our community respected the regulations as laid down by the government, thanks to a good community spirit. In…   ~~~~~~~~